This is the first of two stories that take a close look at China’s private equity market after rounds of regulatory crackdown on various sectors, and how foreign asset owners are reading all the changes.
With an improved performance picture and maturing capital markets, the potential for upside in Asia Pacific’s private markets can no longer be overlooked, a new survey has found.
Asian investors including Aware Super, LGIAsuper, NZ Super and an Asian insurer have been increasing their allocations to Europe’s residential property sector this year.
A recent survey from AsianInvestor’s Asset Owner Insights showed that China is among the top five destinations for Asian asset owners’ alternative investments in the next six to 12 months.
Australia's second largest superannuation fund cites hedge funds, the lack of diversity in the workforce, and third party reporting as challenges that are holding back ESG progress.
Investors engaged in less ESG activism during a record nine months for PE dealmaking, but the market expects this to change.
When it comes to properties, new build and old build present very different ESG challenges. AsianInvestor asked asset owners which they prefer and why.
Foreign investments can provide expertise as well as capital to Asia’s infrastructure markets, says one of the world’s largest infrastructure asset owners.
The two Apac sovereign funds are focusing on renewable and clean energy infrastructure assets as part of their fine-tuned investment strategies.
Apac asset owners are more keen than their global peers on private equity and infrastructure sustainable investments. However, they trail behind in public equity.
The high demand for finance to build data centres is making the sector increasingly appealing as institutional investors deepen their commitment with develop-and-own models.
With increasing demand from professional and institutional investors for ESG-friendly crypto products, a number of purely blockchain-focused venture capitalist funds and hedge funds have emerged in the markets.
Asian investors are favouring engagement over divestment in their ESG journeys as fossil fuels show there's still plenty of power left in the sector.
Asset owners have been targeting US retail property assets, and some institutional investors have complained about being edged out of office deals by domestic players.
Regional transactions are bouncing back to pre-Covid levels, but experts caution that each geography requires a different investment strategy.
Investors are increasingly turning to private companies and private debt in their hunt for ESG alpha, but the age-old problem of transparency and due diligence remains
Investors still favour private equity assets for their higher growth, better governance structures, and diversification potential.
The AU$85 billion ($61.6 billion) Australian super fund has some exposure to indebted property developer Evergrande. Meanwhile, China’s construction finance is part of its core strategy in real estate.
Investors are seeing the risks, but also the opportunities of the logistics sector. Warehousing their fears for the moment, they can see it's a good conduit to high-growth assets.
SGX’s new framework for Spacs will likely provide investors with a much-needed channel for direct deals, but the verdict is still out on whether it will bring liquidity to the bourse.